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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro DVD (Opéra national de Paris)

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Lorenzo da Ponte’s libretto and Mozart’s music were to transform the stock characters of the opera buffa tradition into real human beings, making Le Nozze di Figaro one of the most sophisticated operas of all time. A charming, expressive and witty Figaro, Lorenzo Regazzo leads a sparkling cast to illustrate superbly the timeless humanity of this masterpiece. Christoph Marthaler’s take on Mozart’s classic is both daringly original and highly contemporary, the setting transposed to a wedding-dress shop lit with neon lights and a shabby register office.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Il conte di Almaviva: Peter Mattei
Figaro: Lorenzo Regazzo
La contessa di Almaviva: Christine Oelze
Susanna: Heidi Grant Murphy
Cherubino: Christine Schäfer 

Orchestra & Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling 
Director: Christoph Marthaler
Co-Director: Corinna von Rad
Set & Costume Designs: Anna Viebrock

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP/IT
Region Code: 0
Format: NTSC
Running Time: 260 mins
Year: 2006